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Week 7: Saving and Investing
Today’s Easy Task: Pick a date to start the no spending unless you save for it challenge for 90 days
How to complete this task:
- Complete today’s task reading
- Pray today’s prayer
- Read today’s scriptures
Today’s Task Reading:
We have been given talents, it’s important that we take risks to develop them. In Matthew 25:14-30 the master was very upset when the servant didn’t multiply his talent. He was called wicked and lazy.
Whatever ability God has given us. We must USE IT! NEVER HIDE IT! It’s considered wicked and lazy if we don’t use our talents. As we work, we shouldn’t compare our talents to other. For example, in Matthew 25:14-30 parable, everyone started with different amount of talents and therefore produced different results. That means that the definition of success varies from person to person, because God gives us different talents according to our abilities.
Yes, life is unpredictable and we can’t control it, but we must remember that God creates and sustains everything. It’s normal for us to get stuck when we are not sure of what God wants for us to do. It’s normal to get caught up in overanalyzing and over thinking with “what ifs” scenarios which leads to lack of action or an inability to act. Obsessing over unimportant things leads to inaction. So we must trust God and rely on Him to help us take action.
The outcome of action will be better than never acting at all. We got to let go of fear and give God complete control. God will point us in the right direction, but He doesn’t have to tell us His entire plan. He may choose to reveal it to us step-by-step at His own pace. The more we pray and study the Bible. The more connected we are to Christ. So prayer, reading the Bible are great tools we can use to learn how to follow his direction.
It’s important that we are bold and that we act. It’s important that we step out on faith. Solomon in Ecclesiastes11:6 says, “In the morning sow your seed, and in the evening do notwithhold your hand; for you do not know which will prosper, either this orthat, or whether both alike will be good.” Also in 2 Corinthians 9:6 Solomon said, if you sow sparingly, you willreap sparingly, but if you sow generously, you will reap generously. So let’s get confidence and take risk, the results is not up to us, but God! So let’s sow our seed in the morning and evening not focusing on results, but action (Colossians 3:23-24).
Let us use our gift of teaching, singing, music for God’s glory and not our own. If we use it for our own glory. We won’t build Gods kingdom and people. We don’t need another gift lost to deception, liars, false teachers that appear to be light, but really darkness (2 John 1:8).
Today’s Prayer: God, We love You and Adore You. Great is Your Faithfulness. You are the best encourager and You lift us out of despair. It’s because You love us. Give us today the drive we need to use all the talents that You have blessed us with. Help us to never hide them. So that Your name can be lifted up and glorified in Heaven and Earth. Forgive our transpasses, debt and sins as we forgive those who have sinned against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil. In Jesus Name, amen.
Today’s Scriptures: Matthew 25:14-30, Ecclesiastes 11:6, 2 Corinthians 9:6
Matthew 25:14-30 New King James Version (NKJV)
The Parable of the Talents
14 “For the kingdom of heaven is like a man traveling to a far country, who called his own servants and delivered his goods to them. 15 And to one he gave five talents, to another two, and to another one, to each according to his own ability; and immediately he went on a journey. 16 Then he who had received the five talents went and traded with them, and made another five talents. 17 And likewise he who had received two gained two more also. 18 But he who had received one went and dug in the ground, and hid his lord’s money. 19 After a long time the lord of those servants came and settled accounts with them.
20 “So he who had received five talents came and brought five other talents, saying, ‘Lord, you delivered to me five talents; look, I have gained five more talents besides them.’ 21 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you were faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’ 22 He also who had received two talents came and said, ‘Lord, you delivered to me two talents; look, I have gained two more talents besides them.’ 23 His lord said to him, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant; you have been faithful over a few things, I will make you ruler over many things. Enter into the joy of your lord.’
24 “Then he who had received the one talent came and said, ‘Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. 25 And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours.’
26 “But his lord answered and said to him, ‘You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. 27 So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. 28 So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents.
29 ‘For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. 30 And cast the unprofitable servant into the outer darkness. There will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’
Ecclesiastes 11:6 New King James Version (NKJV)
6 In the morning sow your seed,
And in the evening do not withhold your hand;
For you do not know which will prosper,
Either this or that,
Or whether both alike will be good.
2 Corinthians 9:6 New King James Version (NKJV)Scripture taken from the New King James Version®. Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The Cheerful Giver
6 But this I say: He who sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and he who sows [a]bountifully will also reap [b]bountifully.
2 Corinthians 9:6 with blessings
2 Corinthians 9:6 with blessings
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